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everywhere in this particular environment. because you have segments of high tech manufacturing. you have segments of innovative financial services. all of those types of businesses in this day and age need skilled productive talent. >> we don't know yet what's going to happen in the state of georgia, whether or not they will follow the lead of arizona and reject the pending legislation. but already we are seeing businesses like delta airlines and others try to distance themselves from what might happen in the state. how important is it for a company like delta to do that? >> well, delta's got a couple of different things at play here. there's lots of choice in airlines, right? and so they're in a very competitive business. they don't want to send the signal that they're aligned with the state, that is particularly unwelcoming or seems to be unwelcoming to certain individuals. and so that would be in the minds i'm sure of the management of delta. >> finally you've been crunching the numbers, doing the retch for a long time -- the research for a long time. more broadly speaking what might
borders supplied a map that shows the increasingly hostile environment for journalist. the areas you see the darker colors, those are the most dangerous areas. and every day we are seeing violence against reporters in russia, egypt, venezuela, mexico. pretty much around the world. is enough being done to help them and what can be done? >> no, i don't think enough is being done. if you take the case of egypt, the arrest of journalists and bloggers is nothing new. the same is true of journalists in saudi arabia, we have seen some in china being arrested left right and center. what can be done, leader in the free world can speak on behalf of these judgists, raise their names in meetings condition aid to improvements in human rights and i think collectively, if we stand up for these political prisoners and journalists we cannot only see their release but the gradual reform of liberal societies. just relently i had my own experience a heated confrontation with iran's foreign minister over the imprisonment of one who has spent four years in prison for criticizing the regime and a outcry. he wa
them feel that's their environment, "we help you, we believe in it." the project is paper and glue. the way people involve themselves in it is so much more. it's like community. it's people opening the windows, moving the roof. it gets deeper than that. you look at it. it's about the whole experience. more than the photo. the photo is amazing when you look at the hill covered. when you lead the process, it's life-changing. that is what took be to it. the people need to see the process, and for that they have to go through it. they really have to take the risk to get to know the people around them. life is not only on twitter and instagram. it's if you knock on the neighbour and ask something crazy, you might say yes. if you don't try, you think he's a loser and never know. >> do you know, what did the women take from that project? >> first you see it when you walk in the streets, the women have the dignity. eyes and look. they've been through the conflict and hold the family together. you have to be hungry. they carry so much intensity and strength and i did all the interview with
equipment does not hold up to the harsh environment, which can represent the challenge. as john henry smith, one man is trying to eliminate one part of the challenge. >> i was watching a heartbreaking news story about children in war zones and it explained the six left therapy to bring them back to humanity was just to play. simple, unstructured play. >> that was all the inspiration tim janeghan needed. he knew there were programs sending soccer balls to communities, but he knew they didn't last long in the harsh playing field found in those communities. that's when he imagined a solution. >> to make a ball for the children that would not go flat. they could play and get the therapy. >> tim janeghan is a lyricist, who worked with a number of famous musicians, including siting. when he mentioned the idea to sting, he not only liked the idea, he offered to fund the research and design phase of developing the ball. >> let this be so successful that i can do for someone else what he did for me some day. it was, you know, i still get emotional when i think about it. >> 11 months, two tries lair,
are not usually arrested and jailed? >> no, we have seen it in very restrictive environments so the central asian stands in china for example, there's been a crack down in foreign reporters. so this is really a worrying signal they are also going to go after foreign reporters. and it is one of the ways of giving out news -. >> egypt is a country that has been very close to the united states in the recent past. no amount of jake carney today at the white house brief and talking about these reporters will make egypt it seems simply say okay, go and sin no more. >> i think egypt is a critically important country. your four are among four that have been -- it's really almost impossible to be the critical of the government now. egypt is the most important country. it is critical to pay more attention, egypt hasn't gotten the attention it deserves. i think in the last seven or eight months and it is at a critical juncture right now. for more open debate about a range of issues. >> from freedom house, and from amnesty international, thank you very much for being with us today. >> thank you so much. >> b
, international correspondents are not usually jailed. >> no, we've seen them in different environments around the world. in china there has been a crackdown on foreign reporters, and even in russia in this past year. but open countries it's less common. this is a worrying signal by egypt. they are going to go after foreign reporters. in this case it's one of the main areas to get out news and information. it's a particular concern to us. >> michael posener, what do you make of it? egypt has been a major recipient of american aid but no amount of jay carney today at the white house briefing talking about these reporters is going to make egypt simply say, okay, fellas, go and sin no more. >> yeah, i think egypt is a critically important country at a have dangerous moment right now. it's not just your four journalists among dozens that have been arrested and are being held. civil society, human rights activists, it's almost impossible to be critical of the government now even on things how they drafted the constitution without coming under the government's wrath. egypt is the most important coun
in a safe environment. more than a change in government, we want a true change in the country. we don't want to live in other countries, we want to change venezuela. >> tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied across the capital in a large display of unrest. sunday's march through the capital was overwhelmingly peaceful. later hundreds engaged in standoffs with the police. it did not reach levels of violence seen at other protests. >> president nicolas maduro cracked down hard at the protest. there has been fatalities and dozens injured and arrested. the governments have been holding peace talks. the opposition and many gaoled. >> this is the annual carnival weekend. under different circumstances most of the people protesting will be sitting on the beach. they can't celebrate when many have been killed or taken prisoner. >> nicolas maduro gave people two extra days off for carnival. so far it has not worked. people have brought the beach to the protest. . >> translation: the people are calling for deep political change and it doesn't get that venezuela woke up. it's demanding human
the current situation. given the environment, obviously this is having a serious effect here in ukraine. we have heard in late-breaking news or in late evening news that the ukrainians are so concerned about this that they're moving security forces up to the border in areas in the north and the east of the country, not in crimea, so clearly, the ukrainians are very afraid about a larger conflict with russia, not just crimea. >> i was fascinated because i hear these people in the crimean region speaking to our reporters. you're fluent in russian. these people who are speaking in crimea are speaking in russian versus those in kiev speaking ukrainian. >> absolutely right. i mean, there are long standing relationships between russia and ukraine. there's a sense of pride in this part of the country, signs are not in russian, they're in ukrainian, a different letter alphabet. certainly in crimea, predominantly they do speak russian. language is a big issue and it's been made a big issue by the russians themselves, because there's been a plan to make ukrainian the official language and push russia
scheduled months ago. but obviously given the environment, nobody is confidentably looking at that. we know the ukrainian -- comfortably looking at that. border line in that area where the war games are going, the north and the east of the country, and it indicates, del, that there is a real concern here in kiev that this may spread beyond crimea, that there may be designs on ukraine itself. del. >> and phil it must be an uneasy evening in kiev. just a few days ago they were celebrating what they believe was a new government. what is happening there right now? >> well, you're absolutely right. the anxiety levels in ceefn are huge. the people are back on the streets in maidan. they are very concerned about what the russians may be doing. we know that they are making pleas to the international community. the international community is responding at least in terms of bolstering morale. the british foreign secretary was here today, and he said that russia must respect ukraine's territorial integrity. we know that secretary of state kerry will be coming here for very much the same reason, to giv
. subjects are gradually immersed in environments to which they were deployed. from a remote afghan village to an iraqi marketplace, to recreate the situation that brought on a soldier's traumatic stress. the virtual reality is connect wednesday the tried and true tool called prolonged exposure therapy. >> this i really don't like because i'm claustrophobic and i feel really enclosed here and i don't know what's going to be around any corner so yeah, this is. tapping into my worst fears. i'm going to get out of there. >> this is a generation of soldiers who group playing video games. how does that factor into this as a therapy? >> if you give somebody the option of doing straight talk to a psychologist form of treatment or you tell them hey, we're going to put you in virtual reality and that's going to be part of the treatment, you know digital generation, folks that's and easy choice. we're hoping that's that will break down barriers to care. >> to undergo this therapy the patient has to descent into his -- descend into his or her worst fear. i imagine that would be difficult for not only
in any business environment, to grow their business they're looking to latin america, asia, africa, parts of the world that are still developing, and where smoking unlike here in the united states, not frowned upon at all but extremely popular. >> john, it's interesting, we were talking about this a bit earlier, it will be curious to see what walgreen's does next. it seems to me that a decision like this from cvs puts all kinds of pressure on the 23,478 one, walgreen's, to make a similar decision. >> reporter: i think that's absolutely right. you have to remember that walgreen's is the number one player in this particular market. and they have issued a statement today in which they have said we al jazeera america gives you the total news experience anytime, anywhere. more on every screen. digital, mobile, social. visit aljazeera.com. follow @ajam on twitter. and like aljazeera america on facebook for more stories, more access, more conversations. so you don't just stay on top of the news, go deeper and get more perspectives on every issue. al jazeera america. >> jose's death is part of wh
. >> the reality of reduced resources and a challenging and changing strategic environment requires us to prioritize and make difficult choices. some of those choices we must make now. >> reporter: despite the many problems and the cost overruns the military has no plans to scrap the f-35. it argues current fighter jets are obsolete, and china and russia are developing fighters that can outfly the jet. rosiland jordan, al jazeera, washington. >>> coming up on al jazeera america, it has been almost a year now since pope francis has become pontiff. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. here are your headlines at this hour. secretary of state john kerry is in paris trying to diffuse the crisis in ukraine. he'll hold face-to-face talks with sergei lavrov. lavrov claiming there are no russian troops on the ground in crimea. >>> the black sea fleet is blocking all traffic in the crimean area. >>> the west virginia state house will vote on a water protection bill to try to prevent another chemical spill like the one that can tom nated the water in january. if passed it will
of reduced resources and a challenging and changing strategic environment requires us to prioritize and make difficult choices. some of those choices we must make now. >> reporter: despite the many problems and the cost overruns, the military has no plans to scrap the f-35. it argues current fighter jets are on sol bleat, and china and russia are developing fighters that will out fly and outgun the american fleet. rosiland jordan, al jazeera, washington. >>> and we are following breaking news coming out of ukraine right now. we're going to go to nick schifrin who is there. there is a developing situation outside of a cafe that involves a un enjoy. nick what are you seeing and hearing? >> reporter: well, what we saw for upwards of an hour is robert [ inaudible ] who is the special representative for the secretary general who has been here trying to figure out a way out of this crisis, he was meeting with some journalists in a cafe, and that's when a group of pro-russian militia members effectively blockaded him inside the cafe. journalists heard about it and rushed to the scene, and that's wh
and environment program. jacob, is there much in the way of economic leverage at the u.s. holds in russia? >> cared to the e.u. in my opinion no. you like in europe, for instance, you could move to targeted freezes because a lot of russian least similar to what the former ukraine cocaine leadership had in europe, they had money inside the e.u. and that could be frozen. they don't have as far as i know much money in the u.s. so no, there isn't much. >> how is russia enmeshed in the economy of e.u. and europe more broadly? >> indeed, but the point is that the current situation isn't purely economic. when speaking just about the economy, western countries, european countries are interested in keeping close ties to russia in importing russian gas and exporting technology and investing into huge russian potential. but at the moment since last week we have geopolitical military situation and it prevails on economic. that is why european leaders change their minds and their statement become more and more strict, and more and more firm against russian invasion into ukraine. >> certainly as valeri
environment. that got off the ground. we are seeing wealthy investors turning it into something that can be more useful to invest in, as a way to create faster, more efficient transactions. >> i have to be honest with you. who would invest in bitcoin. why would they invest in bitcoin. i understand that price is low, currently. and the other problem was the price fluk twuted dramatically, right. >> four sure, and i would not recommend anyone invest in boit coin until there are regulations and until those are in place, and even then, there'll be a lot more mainstream more investment to come down the line before i recommend anyone get into this. >> how long do you think it will be before bitcoin gets back on track? >> i think it will be a couple of months. once we see regulations come online, superintendent lowsk. >> led the way, issuing licences. we'll see that, it will be a while before mainstream users will want to take a look. >> rob while, great to have you on the program. thanks for sharing your insight. >> from bitcoin to a different commodity. gold coins. a california couple walkin
's taking place and chaos a that they are trying to create an environment of ungovern apparently. as we see, things are dying out in terms of the momentum that these protests have. i think it's unfortunate that they don't respect the rules of democracy and some of the constitution as well. it allows for a recall referendum against any elected official. if they want him out. >> if it's so democratic, why do they kink out cnn and correspondents, report that more than 60 reporters in venzuela have been beaten and their material stolen from them and you have the president calling anybody who opponents they can oligarchs and fascists? >> he has employed that language. i wouldn't contest that because he has done so and he is calling on a class of people who have eroded the democracy and that ran the country into the ground and that, you know, today, those same people, not all of them. >> some would argue with the socialist government has run the government in the ground. >> that's not true. you cited figures for inflation but they were higher before. >> they weren't. >> actually not when chavez.
cooperation on the economy, security, defense, and the environment, but those ties are now being tested. well let's get more now from abdul, he is a professor of political science at the uae university, and joins us via skype from dubai. thank you for being with us. this does seem like a very public move in a very conservative region. is there any significant importance to the timing of this decision to withdraw the envoys? >> yeah, this is definitely more than brotherly quarrel here. this is serious. we have not seen anything like this in the 33 years of the gcc, and this time around, you know, we were all surprised that three of the gcc's states decided to pull their ambassador. although it was very clear that they were annoyed towards qatar, very angry -- >> what is behind the anger. what is behind this avowance and anger? >> -- very serious move. >> sorry, you probably didn't hear my question. if you could explain what is behind this anger and annoyance towards qatar? i believe we may have just lost our guest there. abdul. unfortunately we will try, though to get him back on skype though.
environment to work in. we should point out, these three individuals, these al jazeera journalists are among thousands of protesters, activists and other journalists who are facing a similar ordeal many say it's trials like this and other detentions that are a troubling sign that egypt is going back to a repressive, authoritative state instead of going towards fulfilling the promises of the 2011 revolution. >> syrian government forces are waging a campaign of siege warfare and starvation against civilians as part of the military campaign against rebel fighters. >> that's among the findings of a u.n.-mandated independent report which has just been released. the investigation, catalogue of the suffering 250,000 people who are besieged across syria, government forces were accused of denying basic aid in order to force people to choose between surrender and stashation. war crimes have been committed by opposition groups. more from geneva >> reporter: this is that report. 7th report of the independent international commission on inquiry on syria since that commission was set up by the u.n. in 201
in that environment was not correcting the problem. it was enhancing the problem. >> reporter: they hemmed to write georgia's juvenile laws. they say they're better off being rehabilitated in their home where rather than being influenced by older hardened offenders. >> what we found out a lot of these children coming into the system were not really bad children. they were doing dumb things. so we wanted to find a better way of treating them under the local level. >> reporter: georgia is following states like texas and louisiana by diverting juveniles to community-based programs. >> runaway or possession of alcohol, rather than having those children detained, is there there are interventions that will happen between the youth and specific state agencies to get to the underlying cause. >> reporter: a new commission is in charge of making sure that the programs are consistent and effective scenario across the s. the state also believes they will save a lot of money in this change. the community based programs the governor said will cut the costs to $3,000 a year. the laws will prevents judges from acc
environment requires us to requirementize and make difficult choices. some we must make now. >> despite the problems and the cost overruns, the military has no plans to scrap the f35. russia and china are developing fighters that will outgun and outfly the u.s. fleet. the question is whether the pentagon can make good on the promise of a jet that can tackle all threats in all conditions. >> the budget proposal calls for retiring the u2 spy plan for one controlled remotely. >> a pregnant woman apparently drove into the water, driving a minnie van with her three children, ages 10, 9 and 3. life guards and other beach goers rushed in. they pulled all for to safety before the van was submerged by the waves. one of the children told rescue areas, "mummy is trying to kill us, please help." the mother was incoherent, uncooperative. she is undergoing psychiatric evaluation, the children have been placed in protective custody. >> tex joons have gone to the polls. greg abbott peat out eight other candidates, facing off against wendy davis. she is the first female nom ni since ann richards in 1994
environment that is going to affect brazil and chile. as a geopolitical matter, the united states and it's relationships with south america are at risk. the oil problem is a big one. if venezuela should really go essentially belly up, that is going to--that could raise oil prices for a while to $5 to $10 a barrel. >> first of all, brazil one of the countries we've talked about for several years now as being on an economic growth terror, that's not the case. it's growth has slowed and it will grow a little less or about the same as the united states in 2014. it will start to have an impact on the world. there is a real domino affect if latin america becomes a problem. what is the effect to the rest of us? >> it's probably pretty contained. i think argentina, the reason why we're concerned about brazil is we think argentina is really going to go down. in its economy, and in its politics. and argentina buys a lot from brazil and chile, so both of those countries are going to suffer in their economy. brazil has other problems. you put it together, and you got a chunk of latin america in trou
are the black only one, they live in a very segregated environment. we have to push the people that tell the stor stories to help make america better not are it beingk play what we can do. >> more with russell simmons on "talk to aljazeera" in a minute. >> aging america continues... healtly retirees lending a hand to their aging neighbors. >> it's been tough gettin' old... >> a story of humanity and dignity. >> everybody needs a little bit of help sometimes... >> we can do it! >> on al jajeera america ♪ ♪ >>> you are watching "talk to aljazeera" with russell simmons. there is a couple of people who are quoted talking about your success and they always say, the reason you are successful is you are authentic. you know, did -- >> that's nice. >> what do you think they mean by that, that you are authentic? >> i hope that everybody has -- wants to express themselves in an honest way. i like what i do in every instance i don't do it. >> what does the next 10 years look like? how old are you right now? >> i am 90. >> you are not. >> i am 56. >> you will be on your way to 70 in 10 years. >>
the russian border where they worried their way of life is under threat. >>> plus china's choking environment, smog reaching critical levels. and a change in athletic history. we have more next. we are not meant to be your first choice for entertainment. al jazeera america. we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. >> we pursue that story beyond the headline, pass the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capital. >> we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. >> and follow it no matter where it leads - all the way to you. al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >> welcome back to the top stories here on al jazeera. russia has promised to protect its naval fleet in southern ukraine. thprotests have continued into turkey for a second day over a corruption scandal involving the prime minister. turkey's president signed a new law tightening the government's grip on the judiciary which has been investigating claims of corr
of the world sporting equipment does not hold up to the tough environment. one man is trying to eliminate part of the challenge. >> we were watching a news story about the flight of children in war zones and refugee champs. and the simplest most effective story was to play. simply and structured play. that was all the inspiration tim needed. he knew there were programs sending soccer balls to third world communities. he knew they didn't last long in the playing fields found in those communities. that's when he imagined a solution. >> making a ball that would not go flat so they could just play. >> tim janeghan is a lir cyst, working with musicians, including siting, when tim janeghan mentioned the idea to sting, he not only liked the idea but offered to fund the research and design phase of developing the ball. >> pleas let this be so successful that i can do for someone else what he did for me. i still get emotional when i think about it. >> 11 months, two tries later it created nearly an indesproductable ball made from foam that doesn't need to be inflated. >> when did you know you had somet
considers media independent the environment in which reporters work, and transparency of government and private institutions that effect news gathering. this year, fin hand, the nether-land, and norway lead the list. but the u.s. regarded by many as the world's leading democracy, ranked 46th. one wrung above haiti. but questions the low rating for the u.s. >> i think overall, american journalists have very powerful protections, not the least of which is the everybody respect for rule of law in this country. the yep respect for free press. >> a lot of people look at the united states as a model. there needs sob some improvement regards the way they are able to do their jobs. >> now, here is an irony, president obama who was a constitutional lawyer, has doubled down on going after whistle blowers and the journalists who report their leaks. which was first issued by the bush administration is now being prosecuted by president obama attorney general errick holder. >> the so we know the government can access phone records, i'm wondering how that knowledge, that information is impacting e
to improve the environment that these children are living in and contain millions nutrition. that becomes more difficult as new syrian refugees arrive in lebanon every day. >> still to come in this news our we'll have all the sports news. could there be trouble for world number one tiger woods. details a little later. >> i wasn't in control of my golf ball coming down the stretch. an awkward distance and then a couple of awkward lies, and couldn't make birdie. it's been a decent week. >> australia remain in control of the third and deciding test against south african declaring overnight on 494-7. australian bowlers have been doing the damage. held south africa at 287. the aussies are now back at their second inning. >>> sri lanka in the final for the asia cup. sri lanka post 253-6 for their 50 over. and had beaten host benly--two days ago, and they're bowled all out at 124 runs. >>> just after a month after stepping down as england coach and given a new role with the country elite coaching. it comes a day after england leveled their one day series against west indies. they bowled ow all o
in these countries, and the gcc is meant to encourage cooperation on the economy and the environment. those are being tested. >>> the former ambassador to the u.n. said ca qatar, we have notg to do with egypt. they are free to deal with their own issues, but we will never support. this is unacceptable. we are in the 21st century. egyptian people are our people. so any dictator coming forward through the blood of his own people, and they want us to support that dictator, that's taking us back. these countries have voted for a dictatorship. if we say, listen, it is your business if you want to support dictators, but we're not going to support dictators. having said that, that should not come back with our relationship. we are opposed to any intervention of outside powers of any of these states. >> let's go to saudi arabia, where we find a columnist a. having a difference of opinion is one thing. being accused of interfering with the internal affairs of another country, let's take saudi arabia, that's another thing entirely. what has infuriated saudi? >> playing with the mix of islam religion and politi
. to remain, it needs to adopt to a rapidly changing commercial environment. >> as well as cutting costs and changing itself, the airline is pushing for a change in the way its regulated. australian's government has been considered lifting restrictions on foreigners with a majority stake in the airline. the country wants the government to garb tee its debts with change from within and a change in regulation, quantity at us management thinks they can help the airline fly high once again. >> you are watching the aljazeera news hour. we have more to come, including the crisis in ukraine, plus the secret files of yanukovych, we reveal the contents of thousands of documents which could incriminate the former president. >> real madrid take a big step toward the quarter finals. details coming up. >> these protestors have decided that today they will be arrested >> these people have chased a president from power, they've torn down a state... >> what's clear is that people don't just need protection, they need assistance. al jazeera america. we open up your world. >> here on america tonight, an o
it needs to adapt to a commercial environment. but as well as cutting costs and changing itself, the airline is pushing for a change in the way it is regulated. australia's government is wering lifting restrictions on foreigners the company also wants the government to guarantee it's steps, with change from within, and a change of regulation the management thinks they can help the airline fly high once again. andrew thomas, al jazeera, sidney. >> other world headlines a second controversial audio tape featuring the tickerrish prime minister has been released. it allegedly captures him telling his son for more money from a businessman, in return for government incentives. he has said the first reporting was a fakes, al jazeera cannot independently verify the authenticity of the tapes. here in cat catar, 12 people have been killed. it is believed -- which tore through the building close to the city's landmark mall. an indian soldier shot five of his colleagues dead before killing himself. he was deployed in a counter terrorism unit. u.s. has just released it's annual global report
to selected researchers and human rights activists in 100 countries. media independence, the environment in which reporters work and transparency, to affect news gathering. this year fin hand, the netherlands and norway lead the list. but the u.s., regarded by many as the world's leading democracy, ranked 46, one rung above haiti. sandy baron questions the low rating for the u.s. >> i think overall american journalists have very powerful protections, not the least of which is the general respect for rule of law in this country. the general respect for free press. >> a lot of people looks at the united states as a model. there need to be some improvements regarding the way the journalists and their associates are able to do their jobs. >> well, in fact some investigative journalists are saying that news gathering is becoming more difficult, especially when it comes to reporting national security issues. tony. >> randall pinkston, thank you. >>> antigay policies in russia is one of the issues, rosalind jordan, before i hack up a lung here. >> people who were protesting against their govern
in a more for giving environment. he had a mom and he had grandparents and teachers who really looked out for him. and his view was that every child should have the opportunities that he had. and we all have a responsibility to make sure that we provide that to them and there are many examples of programs that are working that are really improving these young men, the boys lives and putting them on a positive trajectory. and it is our collective responsibility to take the programs to scale so that we can touch many, many more men and do what we know will work. and that is not just for moral reasons. but because it is good for our economy. they are our workforce of tomorrow and we should invest in them. >> you talk about what is good for our economy and what is important for business. and after all, you will need the partnership of business. this is initiative that would be funded not by the federal government. >> that's right. the president said this is not another big federal government program. in fact, we shouldn't require additional resources. we should be smarter about how we use the
games were scheduled months ago and not the result of a current environment. it has ukraine officials deeply concerned. not only for the landscape but for the fallout if the ukraine falls out of his sphere of influence under his watch. now tony late in the day here in moscow, the ministry of foreign affairs put out a press release about troop movements inside crimea. they said officially the only troops that have moved inside crimea were tank units that were already there in an effort to secure that region. they say no extra troops have been sent into ukraine. no crossing of border, tony? >> let me ask it this way, phil. are the troop movements now going on inside ukraine being used as a provocation by the russians to get some kind of reaction from this interim government in kiev? >> well, trying to decipher the intentions of the russian government and the russian military can be quite complex. as we saw in 2008 in georgia, russia does use their citizens or their ethnic residents as a reason to inter convenient in neighboring countries. of course, that certainly is not official. but i
environment confrontation between security forces and anti-government protesters. they're demanding the release of fellow students detained during two weeks of unrest. more marchs have been called for sunday. at least 18 people have been killed so far. and opposition leader has boycott peace talks called for by president nicolÁs maduro. he believes the crisis will get worse. >> i believe we need to create the conditions to create change. it requires being strong in the face of the government who has had problems of legitimacy from the start. even beyond those problems it has had problems in governing. you have economic problems that are going to start a political crisis. the political crisis in the face of the government that, let's say, covers its eyes that does not want to face problems or resolve problems. it will reach such propulsion that they will tell maduro that you must either fix the problem or go. >> roadblocks in several venezuelan cities. they have been central in the scene of fierce battles between protesters and security forces. we travel to valencia where protesters
environment, and he had a mum and he had grandparents and teachers who looked out for him. his view was if every child - they should have the opportunities he had. we all have a responsibility to make sure we provide that to them, and there are examples of programs that are working, improving the young men, the boy's lives, putting them on a positive trajectory, and we should put them to scale. it's good, not just for moral reasons, but it's good for the economy. they are the workforce for tomorrow. >> you talk about what is good for the economy and important for business, you will need the partnership of business. this is an initiative funded not by the federal government. >> the president said it's not a big federal government program. we shouldn't require additional resources, we should be smarter about how to use the resources and make sure they support programs that work and create incentives. this responsibility comes down on the business community. they can provide summer jobs, internship, mentorship, funding of not for profit organizations such as becoming a man. when you li
is he lived in a forgiving environment. he had a mom and teachers and adults who looked out for him. his hope was that these young men would have the chances that he had. programs that are improving these boys' lives amount putting them on -- and putting them on a positive trajectory, so we can touch many, many more men and do what we know will work. that's good not just for moral reasons but that it's good for our economy. they are our workforce of tomorrow and we hav should inven them. >> you talk about what's important for economy and business and you will need the cooperation of business. >> the president said this is not another big federal program. in fact we shouldn't require additional resources. we should be smarter about how we use the resources that we do have. we should make sure that the funds that we have are going to support programs that work and creating incentives for programs that work. but this responsibility comes down on the business community. and they have responsibility. they can provide summer jobs. internships, mentorship, funding of not for profit provide thes
of dollars to improve the environment these children are living in and contain malnutrition, that becomes more difficult as new syrian refugees arrive in lebanon everyday. and i'm with al jazeera, the valley in lebanon. >> reporter: al jazeera continues to demand the immediate release of the staff being held in egypt, mohamed fahmy and peter greste and baher mohamed are accused of having links with a terrorist organization and al jazeera rejects the charges and from the arabic channel has been held since august and on hunger strike for more than a month to protest against his imprisonment. bin-laden's son goes on trial and he is the highest part of al-qaeda to be prosecuted in a civilian court and we have more. >> and he was more than bin-laden's son-in-law and he was the top spokesman and saying more attacks was coming and 12 years later he is about to go on trial in new york city, one of the first people allegedly linked to september 11th to face the u.s. justice system and his lawyer says authorities are prosecuting the wrong man. >> he is charged with this conspiracy to murder americ
. >> it will take millions of dollars to improve the environment these children are living in and contain malnutrition. >> becomes more difficult as new syrian refugees arrive in lebanon every day. >>> libya's parliamentary sessions will be moved to a tripoli hotel after the parliament building was attacked on sunday. two members of the general national congress were shot while the security guard was killed. armed former rebels have been surrounding the area. many libyans are angry that they have extended their term in. >> oscar pretorius has pleaded not guilty to the murder of his girlfriend. >> a defense team will try and prove he shot fine camp by mistake. prosecutors say it was premeditated and will seek a life sentence if prestorious is con corrected. >> the hong kong business tycoon and british british football car son-in-law young has been found guilty of five money laundering charges. the owner of birmingham city was found guilty of launchedering $93 million in hong kong >> reporter: he first came to prominence in 2009 when he bought the birmingham football club. in 2011, the club
environment he has here in chicago. it's handmade marquee says it all. as much irq esteem. he's one of the dozens of at risk kids who take part. and here zachariah learns the most important lesson of all. that in life, you fall and fall again, and you keep ongoing. >> when i fall, i get back up. >> i wanted to help him understand perseverance, and motivation, and perspective and looking forward to things and having plans. >> the unicycle is zachariah's favorite. it's all free for zachariah, but his sister feels that what the circus does for him is invaluable. she knows firsthand because she used to be in this too. >> the gang bang members in the streets, we still get affected by what's around us, but i guess it gives you two hours in a day in which you're not. >> and zachariah's future? well, he's still juggling that. >> i would really like to work as a doctor, and i think my boss will give me money so i can give it to charity. idle really like to be a cameraman and do a circus theme. >> and for zachariah, all of those falls of circus themes have helped him find the best in himse
about the horrors left behind if sudan, or the tough environment in chicago. the hand-made marquee says it all. "circesteem" it's called, open to all kids ages 3 to 18. payment is on a sliding scale. zachariah modi is one of the dozens of rev gee family members and at-risk kids that take part. zachariah modi learns the most important lesson in life, you fall and fall and fall again - and you keep on going. >> when i fall down, then i get back up and it like a person in "circesteem" never quits. >> i want him to use it as a tool for perseverance, motivation, having perspective. looking forward to things, having plans. >> the unicycle is zachariah modi's favourite, and the high wire the hardest. there's tutoring in between. it's free, but zachariah modi's sister knows it is invaluable. she knows first hand, because she had been there too. >> we are still affected by what is around us. it gives you two hours in a day in which you are not. >> zachariah modi's future - he is juggling that. >> i want to be a doctor. they can give me money, i can give it to charity. >> or a cameraman. >> and f
and a challenging and changing strategic environment requires us to prioritise and make difficult choices. some of those choices we must make now. >> despite the many problems and the cost overruns, the military has no plans to scrap the s35, arguing current fighter jets are obsolete and china and russia are developing fighters that will outfly and outrun. the question is whether the pentagon can make good on a jet that can tackle all jets in all positions. >> brazil is working overtime to get ready for the start of the 2014 world cup tournament in june. to mark the 100 day count town organizers lit up the stadium and monument in the colours of the flag. brazilians found the numbers hosting the tournament fell to a low. many criticise it as at an all-time low. >> having this lit up almost every day is important. it's beautiful. for people from rio de janeiro, the world cup is more important. >> brazil should be the winner. we deserve the victory after all our struggles. >> let's get the rest of the sport. >>> ukraine's friendly match with the united states will go ahead on wednesday, having cha
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